Versatile Style by Tracey

One Down, One to Go…

Posted on: August 17, 2014

This weekend was an Emotional One…

We dropped our Son off at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond


This letting go stuff is hard and I have been fighting back the tears ever since I gave him that goodbye hug…

Seeing his bag of Candy on the counter, looking in the cabinet and see the taco seasoning (he always asked me to make them, watching my youngest hurting, watching my husband in that moment when he saw something on tv and started to get up to share it with his son…..It’s going to take some getting use to…


My smile wasn’t quite right today…but my shirt looks great with my hair color….

I wish the punches to my gut were done…. but alas we will be heading to Boston September 1st to drop our daughter for graduate school. 

One would be manageable two and with her going farther away out of state ,is a bit much for this loving mom to manage..

Manage I must because what choice do I have?

Isn’t this what I’ve been working all these years for to give them wings and let them fly? 


It’s not like I am done, I still have my fourteen year old to homeschool through high school.

A daunting task as I really have to play hardball and get him writing this year!  

I love these  cropped pants by Jag Jeans I purchased from early this season…I didn’t wear them yet, as I have to wear heels or wedges with cropped pants to get the right proportions and with my broken toe meant flats…I bought them in Navy and Bright Pink, so hopefully I’ll wear those before the Season is over….

Dear Readers, I am going to be fine with these changes in my family, but it doesn’t mean I won’t have set backs here and there. I’ll do my best to keep myself busy and moving and with homeschooling and getting ready for Ireland in October, that part will be easy… I am also moving into weight loss mode to combat this 8lb weight gain!  No way I am going to Ireland with that!

 Besides I have a birthday coming up in early September… Can you believe it!  I’ll be 49! 

I ordered this neat kitchen appliance

4 in 1 Maker

To make Omelettes to help keep me on track!  

I love this because I actually like my eggs cooked and usally flip the omelet to cook both sides before adding veggies..The bad part about that is that I use a plate to do the flip and quite often the edge of the hot pan will touch my arm.. Not every time, but too often…


I am grateful that we had a fun family day setting up our son’s dorm room, and hanging up pictures , not leaving until it was perfect

I am grateful that my daughter opted to take off work to be there for her brother

I am grateful my youngest was exhausted and fell right to sleep, his first night sleeping alone as he shared a room with his brother

I am grateful that my son texted me a few times today and is doing well

I am grateful that we had a very busy day, picking up a desk for our daughter , as she gets ready for her first unfurnished apartment and running other errands, finishing our day with a movie night…

I am grateful that my niece will be here this next week , which will be good for my youngest and me!  


4 Responses to "One Down, One to Go…"

The bright & cheery outfit is a good idea! My 1st born starts college classes today. She is living on campus (IN THE SAME CITY as me) and I am still emotional about it. Hugs!

Living in the same city means she will come home for luandry, LOL… Letting go even in the same city is tough. My oldest is in the same city , but recently moved to his own apartment and I feel that loss as well, but not as severe as he pops in weekly…

I hope she does. In fact, I make it a point to remind her that her cat still lives with me, so she HAS to come visit on the weekend. 🙂 I’m ridiculous.

You look amazing in this outfit. It’s absolutely one of my favorites! Wonderful colors and perfect fit.
Boy….I know you’re going through a hard transition time right now. Be so thankful that you’ve raised such great kids and they want to go to college to continue their education. I know you are, but it’s just a big adjustment. Glad you have your big trip to Ireland to have your mind on and prepare for. I think you and I are both dealing with that 8 extra pounds. I’ll take 4 of yours if you’ll take 4 of mine. Wait…that wouldn’t quite work out would it? haha

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